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Jillian Michaels Reflects on Comments About Lizzo's Body: 'We Should Celebrate Somebody Because of the Quality of Their Character'

Jillian Michaels Reflects on Comments About Lizzo's Body: 'We Should Celebrate Somebody Because of the Quality of Their Character'

Jillian Michaels is reflecting on her commentary about Lizzo.

Following an interview a year ago, in which she questioned why people celebrated the “Juice” singer’s body, the 47-year-old personal trainer reflected on the controversy in an interview on The Carlos Watson Show.

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“This poor woman, every single time I do an interview her name comes up…I have never once actually brought her up, I would like to make that clear: She has been brought up to me and I would like to separate her from the issue if at all possible,” she said.

“I should have done that the first time. I should have said ‘let’s separate an individual from a conversation about health,’ and that is where I genuinely went wrong and that is literally the only place I will tell you that I went wrong,” she went on to say.

“If the conversation is about celebrating obesity, I would tell you that we need to celebrate individuals. We shouldn’t celebrate somebody because they’re big, and we shouldn’t celebrate somebody because they’re small. We should celebrate somebody because of the quality of their character,” she continued.

“Obesity is just unhealthy, that’s it. It has no merit on the quality of the human. They’re not connected. They’re totally separate issues, so the fact that these things have become interwoven in some bizarre politically correct alternate universe is an absolute shame because we’re not doing anyone any favors. When you are an expert in a category, you have a responsibility to tell the truth, whether it makes you popular or not…saying ‘hey look, this is dangerous.’ Seven out of ten Americans are on medications for an obesity-related disease. Obesity is the top contributor to mortality rates over anything else going on in the world.”

Find out more about her original comments that caused controversy.

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